Last night was one of my more fun and unusual presentations. At the Hudson-Hall-Wheaton chapter meeting of the American Inns of Court in Tulsa, they combined electronic data discovery with a Saturday Night Live theme. So after giving a serious talk on EDD, I sat down to be interviewed by the Church Lady, who soon brought up the Evil One’s role in EDD. I was followed by Hanz and Franz.
Hanz was played by none other than the Honorable Sam A. Joyner, Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. He made us aware of an EDD resource that I had not seen before, Guidelines for Discovery of Electronically Stored Information from the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. This three page PDF file is a truly great summary of counsel’s obligations with regard to EDD. Since it is only three pages, I suggest it is worth everyone’s time to download and read, even if you are stil trying to convince yourself that you can avoid EDD and ESI for the reminder of your career.